Last Saturday’s home clash with Bolton served as Sheffield Wednesday’s designated game to support the Bobby Moore Funds Campaign, ‘Make Bobby Proud’, which has run for the duration of the 2013/14 season.
The Owls promoted a range of activities to help raise awareness of bowel cancer, which claimed the life of the World Cup-winner in 1993.
The Bobby Moore Fund was established by Stephanie Moore MBE when her husband and football legend Bobby passed away at the age of just 51.
All funds raised go directly to life-saving bowel cancer research.
Since the fund was established 21 years ago, over £20m has been raised in Bobby’s memory and the Owls were proud to lend their support at their last home game of the season.
In the UK alone, one in 16 people will be diagnosed with bowel cancer at some point in their lifetime – or the equivalent of at least one player per squad in the Football League.
However, given that more people are beating the disease than ever before, the chances of dying from bowel cancer in the UK have fallen by 30 per cent since the inception of the Bobby Moore Fund.
Spencer Taylor, CSR Manager at Sheffield Wednesday, said: “The club are so pleased to be supporting this fantastic cause.
“Bobby Moore was a true icon to the game and we are proud that we’re able to get behind the ‘Make Bobby Proud’ campaign to make sure his legacy continues.”
Jessica Taylor, Senior Campaign Manager of the Bobby Moore Fund, added: “Thank you to Sheffield Wednesday for supporting the Bobby Moore Fund at Saturday’s home game against Bolton.
“We are truly grateful for the support of the club, the players and your supporters. Together we can beat bowel cancer sooner.”
In addition, the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme is showing its support with Head of Education John Williams taking part in a charity sky dive for the benefit of the Bobby Moore Fund.
Sheffield Wednesday pledge their ongoing support to the Bobby Moore Fund….and also wish John all the best with his sky dive!